Saturday, February 28th 2015
WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni Class of 2015
They are anything but ordinary. No, they are extraordinary, these four alumni dreamers, go-getters, visionaries every one who value their West Virginia University education and experience and have been selected by the Alumni Association as the latest to enter the Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Judith Hayes, NASA chief of the Biomedical Research and Environmental Services Division at Johnson Space Center; Dr. Thomas Menighan, executive vice president and CEO of the American Pharmacists Association; Dr. Rustin Moore, associate executive dean, executive director of Veterinary Medical Center and renowned equine researcher at The Ohio State University; and internationally acclaimed tenor James Valenti will be inducted on Friday, Feb. 20, at The Erickson Alumni Center. Learn more.
Andrew Worob takes on role as #socialworker for Bed Bath & Beyond
Andrew Worob ('05 BSJ) seizes every opportunity to learn new skillsets. In his role with Bed Bath & Beyond, he is shaping the company's social media presence to engage customers and build brand loyalty. He credits his WVU professors, hard work and the ability to adapt for his success. Learn more about this young alum.
At age 89, Lou Birurakis remains Mountaineer Strong
As a young boy, Lou Birurakis spent an abundance of time figuring out ways to watch WVU football. He sold Coca-Cola at games so he could watch his favorite team. And while Lou never played organized football growing up - he played at home with a milk can - he would become part of a team that eventually won the 1949 Sun Bowl. Hear more about Lou's story.
Mountaineers on a mission in Haiti
A group of Mountaineers participated in a medical mission to Haiti. During the five-day trip, members saw more than 1,200 Haitians in need of medical assistance. The group included: John Anderson ('70 BSBA); Marcia Hetzel Anderson ('72 BS English Ed); Catherine Greenwald Perry ('72 BS Elementary Ed); Shelly Marsh Hodges ('91 Pharmacy); Lora Higginbotham Hayes ('71 BSN); Rick Hayes ('70 BA Zoology, '74 MD); Emily Jeffrey ('99 Pharmacy); and Mark Painter ('14 Pharmacy).
Congratulations to our December graduates - Diplomas are in the mail
Congratulations to our December graduates! Check your mailbox - your diplomas are in the mail. Send us a photo of you with the hard-earned diploma. Pictures can be sent to email@example.com. (Photo submitted by alumna Stephanie Marchant ('14).
Alumni Volunteers Help Recruit Future Mountaineers
Hundreds of West Virginia University graduates volunteer their time recruiting the next generation of Mountaineers through WVU's Old Gold, New Blue student recruitment program. Alumni in the Texas recently participated in training to help give them the resources needed to bring the best and brightest to the WVU Campus.(Members of our Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter are pictured here with Terry Jackson from WVU) Learn more!
New alumni chapter in Shanghai Extends WVU's Global Footprint
WVU grads never truly leave their alma mater behind. They constantly serve as ambassadors; always proudly carrying the Flying WV. That Mountaineer pride is felt all over the world, thanks to the efforts of international graduates. The University recently helped to officially launch the Shanghai Chapter of the WVU Alumni Association to bring graduates together and provide opportunities for them to become more involved in the life of WVU. Read more about the new chapter.
Where in the world has your Flying WV been?
Nathan & Kacey Hoot showed off their Flying WV at Cataratas Cortes in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Nathan and Kacey are both 2007 grads of the WVU College of Business & Economics. Show us where your Flying WV has been - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.